Resources to download

To help you inform your those people that visit your location whether it be customers or suppliers we have created the following items that you can download for use in your organisation.

Passenger cars will not be charged

The Bradford Clean Air Zone does not charge passenger cars. We want all those visitors and customers using cars to be reassured that there is will be no charge to travel in the Bradford Clean Air Zone and continue to visit our businesses. We have prepared the following text that you can use in newsletters, emails or conversation.

Bradford has a Clean Air Zone because it has illegal levels of air pollution in several areas around the city.

Passenger cars and motorbikes will not be charged to drive in the Bradford Clean Air Zone. It doesn't matter where you live or if you use them for work. (with the exception of hackney carriages and private hire vehicles)

A passenger car is defined by the DVLA and can be seen on your V5c. It has to be classified as Vehicle type Approval M1 and have the taxation class car.  Please check your vehicle on the Government website.

You do not need to pay if the vehicle you are driving meets the required emission standards.

Privately owned vehicles (motorhomes, vans) which are not used for business purposes with Diesel Euro 6, Petrol Euro 4 or cleaner emission standards are compliant and will not be charged to drive in the Clean Air Zone.

If you are unsure if you will be charged to drive in the Bradford Clean Air Zone, contact the Bradford Council Clean Air team 01274 435533.

Information for van sales or rental companies

To help inform your customers to purchase a compliant vehicle we have the following information: 

Compliant vehicles DO NOT pay to drive in the Bradford Clean Air Zone.
For a LGV a compliant van is  Euro 6 - Diesel, Euro 4 - Petrol, or LPG (Euro 4 petrol)

  • Check if charges will apply to a vehicle using the registration number prior to purchase.
  • It's not just brand new vehicles that are compliant in the Bradford CAZ. Fully electric, Euro 6 - Diesel, Euro 4 - Petrol, and LPG (Euro 4 petrol) are all compliant LGV vehicles.
  • Grants of up to £4500 are available for Bradford businesses who wish to upgrade to a compliant vehicle.
  • Sunset exemptions are available for Bradford businesses while they wait for delivery of a compliant vehicle

You can download the following posters for your organisation:

Text for your website

To provide information to visitors on your website you can use the following text in your directions or how to find us section:

Bradford has a Clean Air Zone to improve the health of residents and visitors. If you are planning a visit to the Bradford District you may face a daily charge if you drive in the Bradford Clean Air Zone. You do not need to pay if you are driving a passenger car or motorbike. 

A 'day' is classified as midnight to midnight, not 24 hours from when you enter the zone. During that midnight to midnight timeframe, you can enter and leave the zone numerous times and only incur a single charge. However if you cross the midnight threshold you will be charged for two days.

Visit the Breathe Better Bradford website to find out more.

Newsletter information

You can use the text below for your newsletter to inform those visiting your location.

The Bradford Clean Air Zone is now live. This means that some vehicles may be charged to drive in the Bradford CAZ.

You can check your vehicle on the Government website, this will let you know if your vehicle will be charged for driving in any of the UK Clean Air Zones including Bradford.

  • Passenger cars and motorbikes will not be charged for entering the Bradford CAZ. It doesn’t matter if you live outside the Bradford District or if you use your vehicle for work purposes. 
  • HGVs, coaches, buses, LGV, minibuses, hackney carriage and private hire vehicles are liable for the charge if they are not compliant with the CAZ vehicle standard.

We would urge everyone to make sensible travel choices

  • If you have a compliant vehicle to use then this will not be charged to drive in the Bradford CAZ.
  • We are urging everyone in the area to consider walking or cycling before using their car, especially for short journeys.
  • Can you car share, cycle or use public transport?

Information for your suppliers

We want any supplier who visits your business to understand why the the Bradford Clean Air Zone has been implemented and also know the things that they can do to help reduce air pollution and also avoid paying CAZ charges.

You can download this PDF to share with your suppliers so they know the facts about the Bradford Clean Air Zone.

Contact us for further assets

If you would like further posters or images to help inform your visitors or suppliers get in touch by completing the online form.